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Kansas Historical Notes - May 1934

(Vol. 3, No. 2), pages 207 to 224
Transcribed by Lynn Nelson; HTML editing by Tod Roberts:
digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

The eighth annual meeting of the Kansas History Teachers Association was held in Fraser hall at the University of Kansas on April 7, 1934. F. H. Hodder, head of the History Department at Kansas University and president of the association during 1933, presided at the sessions. Included on the program were the following papers: "Unit Organization for Modern History," Robena Pringle, Topeka High School; "Cross Currents of European Politics," Ernest Mahan, K.S.T.C., Pittsburg; "The Swedish Immigrant Churches," J. Olson Anders, Bethany College, Lindsborg; "Recent Historical Literature," R. R. Price, Kansas State College, Manhattan; "The Westward Movement; Life on the Frontier," John Ise, Kansas University; "The Turnover in the Frontier Population," James C. Malin, Kansas University, and "The Frontier in Pictures," Robert Taft, Kansas University. At the business meeting the following officers were elected: Sam A. Johnson, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, president; J. B. Bright, McPherson College, vice president; C. B. Realey, Kansas University, secretary and treasurer, and Robena Pringle, Topeka, was elected to the executive committee, her term expiring in 1937.

At a meeting of the Riley County Historical Society held at Manhattan, January 8, the following officers were elected to serve during 1934: W. D. Haines, president; Mrs. I. S. Smith, vice president; Mrs. G. H. Failyer, secretary; Mrs. F. L. Murdock, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Ida Warner, treasurer; G. H. Failyer, historian and custodian of the cabin, and Mrs. Smith, assistant.

The Shawnee Mission Indian Historical Society recently presented its past presidents with gold pins. Mrs. Frank Hardesty and Mrs. Ottis Fisher, past presidents, received the gifts.

An attractive twenty-six page booklet entitled, Old Kiowa-In History and Romance, was recently published by T. J. Dyer. Kiowa was established in the early 1870's.

The historical collection of the late A. M. Campbell, Jr., of Salina, which was presented to the Salina Public Library by Mrs. A. M. Campbell, Jr., and her daughter, Mrs. Mary Campbell-Palmer, is now on display in the Saline county museum in the library building.



Hundreds of articles of historical interest were collected and displayed under the auspices of the Lindsborg Historical Society at Bethany college April 13, 1934. Programs were given, both in the afternoon and evening. The proceeds from the nominal admission charge were used to assist the organization in carrying on its work.

The seventy-fifth anniversary of the meeting of the Wyandotte convention which drew up Kansas' constitution, was observed in Kansas City May 10 to 14, 1934, with an Indian festival. Special historical features were published in the newspapers of the city in conjunction with the event.